The Joint Task Force Operation RESTORE ORDER in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, on Saturday said its operatives killed 52 members of the violent Islamist sect, Boko Haram.
It also said it had arrested 70 suspected terrorists in the last 10 days and recovered uniforms, arms, ammunition and other items from members of the sect.
The JTF in a statement by its spokesman, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa, said operatives had carried out series of operations in the last 10 days, adding that the latest was conducted at Bulabulin, Bayern Quarters and Jajeri in Maiduguri metropolis on Friday.
According to the statement, the JTF also lost two personnel, while three others were wounded. No civilian casualty was recorded.
“The Task Force wishes to thank members of the public particularly our moles in Boko Haram’s camp for giving us the information that assisted in the successes so far recorded.
“Thus, members of the public are reminded to continue to give credible and timely information to security agencies to combat insecurity,” the statement reads.